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Tevye Comes to AYA

7 pm Sunday, March 19

Schultz Rosenberg Campus - Pollman Hall

We are thrilled to announce that award-winning Broadway star, Steven Skybell, most recently seen in the acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, directed by Joel Grey, and Zalmen Mlotek, world-renowned composer and musical director of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, will perform in Pollman Hall on Sunday evening, March 19, 2023, at the Schultz Rosenberg Campus.

Join us for this exclusive event benefiting the 2022-23 Akiba Yavneh Academy Annual Fund:


Be a Sponsor

Please support this extraordinary opportunity. All sponsors will be invited to a VIP Post-Reception meet and greet with the performers. 

The Tevyes - $10,000

10 tickets, prime seating, reserved parking, prime recognition on all collateral, 10 tickets for the prize drawing, post-reception 

The Fiddlers - $5,000

8 tickets, preferred seating, prime recognition on all collateral, 8 tickets for the prize drawing, post-reception 

The Matchmakers - $3,600

6 tickets, preferred seating, recognition on all collateral, 6 tickets for the prize drawing, post-reception 

The Kinder - $1,800

4 tickets, reserved seating, recognition on all collateral, 4 tickets for the prize drawing, post-reception 

The Mishpacha * - $540

2 tickets, 2 tickets for the prize drawing, post-reception
* Available to AYA Families 

Prizes include ticket packages to AT&T Performing Arts Center's Fiddler on the Roof coming this May OR a gift pack of Kosher for Passover Wine. 

Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to be part of something special. 



Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors as of March 1:


Steven Skybell most recently starred off-Broadway as Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish, directed by Joel Gray, for which he received the Lucille Lortel award for Best Performance by a leading actor in a musical. He most recently made his Carnegie Hall debut appearing in an evening of Yiddish songs to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This past September, he made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut appearing as Tevye in Barrie Kosky's celebrated English production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. His numerous Broadway credits include the 2016 revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Lazar Wolf); PAL JOEY; WICKED; THE FULL MONTY; LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!; CAFE CROWN; AH, WILDERNESS! Additional off-Broadway credits include: THE LUCKY STAR, BABETTE'S FEAST, ANTIGONE IN NY (Obie Award); and other credits include: CAMELOT (Helen Hayes Nomination); BROKEN GLASS, CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (both Connecticut Critics Circle nominations); and THE CHOSEN; TV/FILM credits include: "Blue Bloods," "Elementary," "666 Park Avenue,"  "Chicago P.D.," Miracle of Miracles," "Cradle Will Rock," "Simply Irresistible," Arthur Miller's "Everybody Wins," and many others. Shakespearean credits include the title role in HAMLET, Vanessa Redgrave's Antony and CleopatraCymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, Much Ado About Nothing, Two Gentlemen of Verona (all at The Public Theatre), and Julie Taymor's Titus Andronicus (Theatre for a New Audience). Steven has performed all over the world, including at the Saito Kinen Festival in Tokyo, and Shakespeare's Globe in London where he was one of only two Americans cast for the inaugural season, appearing in Henry V and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, which included a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Yale College, a certificate of Acting from the British American Drama Academy, Balliol College at Oxford, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama. He has taught acting at Yale Drama, Julliard, Harvard, NYU's Tisch School for the Arts, Fordham, and the Shakespeare Lab at the Public Theatre. Steven hails from Lubbock, TX.

Zalmen Mlotek is an American conductor, pianist, musical arranger, accompanist, composer, and the Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), the longest continuous running Yiddish theatre in the world. He is an internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music and a leading figure in the Jewish theatre and concert worlds.

As the Artistic Director of the NYTF for the past twenty years, Mlotek helped revive Yiddish classics, instituted bi-lingual simultaneous English and Russian supertitles at all performances and brought leading creative artists of television, theatre and film, such as Itzhak Perlman, Mandy Patinkin, Sheldon Harnick, Theo Bikel, Ron Rifkin, and Joel Grey, to the Yiddish stage.

His vision has propelled classics including NYTF productions of the world premiere of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Yentl in Yiddish (1998), Di Yam Gazlonim (The Yiddish Pirates of Penzance, 2006) and the 1923 Rumshinky operetta, The Golden Bride (2016), which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and listed as a New York Times Critics Pick. During his tenure at the NYTF, the theatre company has been nominated for over ten Drama Desk Awards, four Lucille Lortel Awards, and has been nominated for three Tony Awards.In 2015, he was listed as one of the Forward 50 by The Forward, which features American Jews who have had a profound impact on the American Jewish community.

Committee Chairs

Abby Goodman
Debbie Katz
Merissa Kogutt
Michelle Lobel
A.J. Magid
Amber Waks
Fry Wernick
Lea Wernick

The Fiddlers

Marsh and McLennan Agency
| Mahra and Kevin Pailet
| Stephanie and Dan Prescott
| Myra and Stuart Prescott
Texas Jewish Post
Kahn Mechanical

The Matchmakers

Linda and Steve Blasnik
Merissa and Dr. Ben Kogutt
Barbara and David Radunsky

The Kinder

A Taste of the World
AT&T Performing Arts Center
| The Winspear
Janet and Jack Baum
Kari and Jay Ceitlin
Roxy and Brett Diamond
Sylvia Epstein
Pam and Jeff Fine
Dena and Eric Frankfurt
Abby and Benjamin Goodman
Dr. Terri Train and Alan Greenspan
K Market
Michelle and Josh Lobel
Jana and Dr. Bob Milstein
Ann and Michael Ochstein
Ruthy and Steven Rosenberg
Shiloh Wineries
Helen and Shami Waldman

The Mishpacha

Laura and Dr. Ezra Burstein
Tammy and Adam Diamond
Laura and Richard Fine
Julee and Dr. Jerry Grodin
Debbie and Bruce Katz
Carol and Mark Kreditor
Liz and Robert Liener
Lorraine Luskey
Zoe and A.J. Magid
Shaun and Jeremy Medows
Terri and Richard Rohan
Dafna and Neil Rubinstein
Ruth and Dr. Arie Salzman
Helene and Dr. Jeff Schussler
Shabbos Blooms
Lisa and David Strobel
Lea and Fry Wernick
Karen and Michael Zucker